The Travels Page

 

Welcome to the collection of stories from our travels

 “Baby boomers”, “empty nesters”, “silver surfers”, call us what you will. We travel, when we can and where we can.

Maybe it's just a local day trip, enjoying a meal and a walk by a canal. Perhaps it's a long haul to Hermanus, or a quick week in Switzerland. Wherever it may be we enjoy finding places where we can do the out of the ordinary.

Life is a journey. We aim to enjoy it in nice places, eating good food. Join us on some of our travels.

Where do we Travel?

Living in England we take the opportunities we can make to see this land where we have made our home.

Family and roots take us to southern Africa from time to time.

Europe is a big attraction for an odd week or weekend away.

When do we travel?

Preferably when there are no tourists and holidaying families.

How do we travel?

At home we are not above spending a few hours in the car just to go somewhere different. The train is a good plan too, sometimes, especially when London is a short train ride away.

Budget airlines do feature, but thoughts are moving to more trains!

 

 

Our Travels

St Pauls in London spotted between two office blocks

Weekly Photo: Seen in London

In a recent trip to London, actually while making our way across the city to Hyde Park, we spotted this picture. Here’s an interesting mix of old and new architecture all reflected in the...

Weld Smokery - A Fish Sharing Platter - Great food!!

Weald Smokery – Great Lunch Stop

We found the Weald Smokery, at Flimwell in Sussex, by accident, on a road trip, and enjoyed an excellent smoked fish meal.

Magaruque Aailing Boat

Magaruque Sailing Boat

A day out on Magaruque Island in the Bazaruto Archipelago near Vilanculos in Mozambique. This sailboat was moored there making a beautiful picture with the clear seas, blue skies and clouds. from 500px Magaruque...

Oia Donkeys heading back for the night.

Oia Donkeys

Arrive at Oia by boat and you have the choice of riding a donkey to the top, or taking a very steep walk. Here the Oia donkeys are heading in for the night, before...

Bunny Chow - Home made in the UK.

Bunny Chow – A Durban Speciality

Bunny Chow - a speciality of the Durban area of kwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Have to have a bunny if I go to Durban. But there's nothing to say i can't make one at...

Flying Away - Airbus A380 taking off at Heathrow terminal 5

A380 Gear Up!

Caught this double-decker Airbus A380 taking off at London Heathrow airport. The captain must have called "gear up" a few seconds before as the wheels have retracted but the gear doors are still open.

Footsteps in the Sand at Blue Bayou beach, Valras Plage

Footsteps in the Sand after Sunrise

Late May in the Lanquedoc-Rousillon area of France can be windy and cold. But the sun shines. The sunsets and sunrises are great, well worth the early start. On this morning I caught a...

Boerewors on the Braai on a UK winter's day

Boerewors on the Braai (Even in the English Winter)

It may be winter. It may be in England. The sun came out and we just had to have a boerewors braai. More to the point the boerewors was supplied by our local English...

The Royal Victoria Hotel in St Leonards-on-Sea

Royal Victoria Hotel in St Leonards-on-Sea

Just a photo of the Royal Victoria Hotel in St Leonards-on-Sea. As I struggled along the beach area in the post storm Eleanor winds, this grand out building stood out. Somewhere to stay on...

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